5th annual Furry Friends Festival & Pet Walk-a-Thon

This free family event is poised to deliver a fun filled day with festivities including a Pet Walk-a-Thon, animal adoptions, delicious food, a vendor fair, kids activities, contests, entertainment and much more. 

The Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care & Adoption Center are hosting the 5th annual event on Saturday October 4th from 8a-1pm.  Look for the Furry Friends Festival and Pet Walk-a-Thon at Central Park - 11200 Baseline Rd in Rancho Cucamonga.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Animal Centers life-saving community programs such as spay and neuter, foster care and medical rehabilitation. 

If you dont have a dog of your own - you can 'rent-a-dog' and take one of their adoptable dogs out for a stroll. 

For more info on the event - click onto RCPets.info




If you are a non-profit group has an upcoming event, send the information to Irma Blanco irma@kolafm.com

Please send at least 2 weeks before your event!  Thanks!


September is National Preparedness Month

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is providing several new tools to assist communitites to help promote Septembers National Preparedness Month (NPM). 

The goal of Americas PrepareAthon is to increase awareness about what could happen in our community and to be safe and prepare - but most importantly, practicing a response to these disasters.  This campaign is focused on getting people to take action, such as participating in a preparedness drill, excercise, or discussion to increase their level of emergency preparedness. 

This is also the first year that NPM will include the America's PrepareAthon Fall Day of Action on September 30th. 

FEMA is encouranging evceryone to take steps to become better prepared for an emergency whether its at home, work, school or in the communtiy there is a lot you can do to be ready and help others too. 

Simply put, this September FEMA is calling on you to be a local hero! 

Click the link for more info, videos and tips.  FEMA.gov




Doggie Pool-ooza

As the dog days of summer come to an end and the regular summer swim season closes, San Bernardino County Regional Parks hosts its Doggie Pool-ooza event at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario on Saturday, September 6th. During this annual event owners can bring their four legged pals, who have had to endure the summer in a fur coat, for one last dip in the cool pool. 

The event is sponsored by the Rancho Regional Veterinary Hospital, the VCA Central Animal Hospital, and Ontario Spay and Neuter, who will be providing discounted nail trimming for $5 and $15 micro-chipping. The event will also include vendor booths, Li’l Dog Races and other contests, such as the K-9 Swimsuit Competition, Talent Show and Barking contest. There will be demonstrations on pet first-aid and a Humane Society workshop. Don’t miss the Disc Dogs Frisbee Show at 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

If you don’t already have a pet, there will be on-site adoption opportunities from Animals R First Fund, Grey Save, Rescue Works!, Upland Animal Services, and Hope to Home for Cats. There will be a food truck area for all human attendees, including the Baby’s Bad-Ass Burgers,the Bakery Truck, California Grill Truck, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, and the Rolling Sushi Truck. To cool the humans off, Snowie’s Californiawill have their shaved ice on sale including a syrup station to put your own flavors on the icy treat.

Friends of Regional Parks will there be collecting slightly used/clean blankets, bags of dry dog food, and other dog supplies to be donated to local pet shelters. Each item donated will enter participants into a drawing for fabulous pet prizes.

Canine participants must be six-months-old, have a current license and proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and must be on a six-foot leash when not in the pool. 

Entry fee is $5 per person and $1 per canine participant, parking is free with admission.  The event is on Saturday, September 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. The park is located at 800 North Archibald Avenue, Ontario, Ca 91764. For more information call the San Bernardino Regional Parks Department at (909) 387-2461.


Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center

Attend the 17th Annual Comedy Night at Riverside Municipal Auditorium on September 20th.  The event features comedian Andy Kindler who will take the stage to make the lives of homeless pets brighter. A show, that is sure to crack up even the most stoic of folks, can be purchased by logging on to petsadoption.org.

How to get your event posted on this page

If your non-profit group has an upcoming event, send the information to David Wylie at David@kolafm.com. Please send at least two weeks before your event!